Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd January all tracks open from 9.00 - dark. Mini track is in good condition, the MX is dry and a bit rough in places (cannot be groomed until we get rain). The Trail loops are in great condition and a good ride to escape some of the heat.


Anstey on the Podium

Ulster Grand Prix

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The 2013 Ulster Grand Prix "The World's Fastest Road Race" was another successful weekend for Kiwi Bruce Anstey . The ex-Wellington Racer  didn't win any of the four races he entered on the Team Padgett Hondas , however made the podium three out of the four starts.

The Supersport races were the closest , Bruce just missing out on the top spot by a fraction of a second in both races. Race 1 was won by Guy Martin (Suzuki) and race 2 was won by William Dunlop (Yamaha). Both races could have gone either way. 

Speaking after race 2  Willam Dunlop said " Bruce and I were side by side from the Hairpin and I just held him off to the line. I needed that win."
Bruce Anstey commented . "William learnt from last year to not leave a gap so I just couldn't get away from him."
Earlier in the Supersport race 1 it had been just as close. Winner Guy Martin commented after the race "Bruce was on it wasn't he , I had a bit more pace than him and thought I'd got the better deal with a backmarker on the final lap but he he still got past me. He ran a really tight line at the hairpin and ran a bit wide on the exit so I grabbed the opportunity." 

In the Superbike races . the racing was again close with battles all the way for Bruce in race 1 he finished fourth after making a mistake on the last lap. In race two he took yet another second place after a titanic battle. Connor Cummins finished third after Michael Dunlop disappeared on the last lap.

The Kiwi rider has a remarkable history at the Ulster Grand Prix. Finishing on the podium every year since 2001 and still holds the outright lap record.

When asked about next year on BBC Radio. Bruce answered " Well I'm still fast enough , no real reason not to see me next year all going well".

Bruce also united with another Kiwi Legend when he rode the Britten V1000 on a display ride around the circuit. 

Photo:Two Kiwi Legends Unite  : Bruce Anstey wheelies The Britten V1000 over Deers Leap at the Ulster GP 2013.
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